Violin Onalee: gluing the linings. Linings provide structural strength to the violin ribs. Weight is the enemy of good tone, the entire violin system vibrates contributing to or diminishing an instruments tone. The linings 1.5mm thick and 8 mm high help hold the violin together with minimal vibrational attenuation

Violin Onalee: gluing the linings. Linings provide structural strength to the violin ribs. Weight is the enemy of good tone, the entire violin system vibrates contributing to or diminishing an instruments tone. The linings 1.5mm thick and 8 mm high help hold the violin together with minimal vibrational attenuation

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Violin Onalee: gluing the linings. Linings provide structural strength to the violin ribs. Weight is the enemy of good tone, the entire violin system vibrates contributing to or diminishing an instruments tone. The linings 1.5mm thick and 8 mm high help hold the violin together with minimal vibrational attenuation. #violinonalee #violin #chambermusic #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist
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Violins Nicolo and Maude. Enjoying the Florida Sunshine! Those light cages work, but oh the joy of the real source of light:-). Now their singing in the sun, soon they will be singing on stage with their future players

Violins Nicolo and Maude. Enjoying the Florida Sunshine!  Those light cages work, but oh the joy of the real source of light:-). Now their singing in the sun, soon they will be singing on stage with their future players

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Violins Nicolo and Maude. Enjoying the Florida Sunshine! Those light cages work, but oh the joy of the real source of light:-). Now their singing in the sun, soon they will be singing on stage with their future players! #violinmaude #violinnicolo #violin #chambermusic #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench #violinist, Howery Violins, Normal

Violin Maude and Nicolo in their light cages. Maude, the darker violin with 10++ coats of Cochineal varnish is in the UV light. Nicolo with Balsam varnish #2 ground is in a full spectrum grow light cage. The balsam ground varnish goes into the cells and pores of the wood to reflect light, and protect the wood from other substances penetrating the cells. The full spectrum light looks cooler, but will be upgraded to UV lights for better tanning and resin curing. I get my varnishes from Joe Robson

Violin Maude and Nicolo in their light cages.  Maude, the darker violin with 10++ coats of Cochineal varnish is in the UV light. Nicolo with Balsam varnish #2 ground is in a full spectrum grow light cage. The balsam ground varnish goes into the cells and pores of the wood to reflect light, and protect the wood from other substances penetrating the cells. The full spectrum light looks cooler, but will be upgraded to UV lights for better tanning and resin curing. I get my varnishes from Joe Robson

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Violin Maude and Nicolo in their light cages. Maude, the darker violin with 10++ coats of Cochineal varnish is in the UV light. Nicolo with Balsam varnish #2 ground is in a full spectrum grow light cage. The balsam ground varnish goes into the cells and pores of the wood to reflect light, and protect the wood from other substances penetrating the cells. The full spectrum light looks cooler, but will be upgraded to UV lights for better tanning and resin curing. I get my varnishes from Joe Robson #joethevarnishguy
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Violin Onalee: rib set ready for the linings. I pre-bend the linings and clip them to the ribs on the form to dry before glueing. I do this to avoid the linings having any distortion on the ribs. If they are formed and dried on the mold them everything goes together smoothly when the glue comes out

Violin Onalee: rib set ready for the linings. I pre-bend the linings and clip them to the ribs on the form to dry before glueing. I do this to avoid the linings having any distortion on the ribs. If they are formed and dried on the mold them everything goes together smoothly when the glue comes out

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Violin Onalee: rib set ready for the linings. I pre-bend the linings and clip them to the ribs on the form to dry before glueing. I do this to avoid the linings having any distortion on the ribs. If they are formed and dried on the mold them everything goes together smoothly when the glue comes out.. #violinonalee #violin #chambermusic #orchestra #fernandinabeach #ameliaisland #brunswickga #staugustine #stmarys #jacksonville #jaxsymphony #unfmusic #jumusic #luthier #violinmaker #whatsonmybench, Howery Violins, Normal

Violin Nicolo: Scraping a living, Scraping by; thoughts that swirl through my mind as I work the minute pieces of wood removed or smoothed in the scrapping process. Micheal Darnton stated that violin making is the process of picking the biggest tool that will do the job, up until the point where you are going to mess things up badly. Then pick a finer tool. Scrapers are not the last items in our toolbox. From scrapers we go to Equisetum a plant that contains tiny bits of silicon on its stocks, and then we move to dry stiff brushes. Successive refinement

Violin Nicolo: Scraping a living, Scraping by; thoughts that swirl through my mind as I work the minute pieces of wood removed or smoothed in the scrapping process. Micheal Darnton stated that violin making is the process of picking the biggest tool that will do the job, up until the point where you are going to mess things up badly. Then pick a finer tool. Scrapers are not the last items in our toolbox. From scrapers
 we go to Equisetum a plant that contains tiny bits of silicon on its stocks, and then we move to dry stiff brushes. Successive refinement

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Violin Nicolo: Scraping a living, Scraping by; thoughts that swirl through my mind as I work the minute pieces of wood removed or smoothed in the scrapping process. Micheal Darnton stated that violin making is the process of picking the biggest tool that will do the job, up until the point where you are going to mess things up badly. Then pick a finer tool. Scrapers are not the last items in our toolbox. From scrapers
we go to Equisetum a plant that contains tiny bits of silicon on its stocks, and then we move to dry stiff brushes. Successive refinement.

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Violin Nicolo: trimming the purfling grove corners. I work with enlarged photos of Stradivarius’ Messiah which you can see in the background. The Messiah is the most pristine example of Antonio’s work. Passed pretty much un-played from Antonio’s Son Paolo, to Count Cozio Di Salabue to Luigi Tarisio, to Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, to W. E. Hill, and now on display at the Ashmolian Museum in Oxford. I work slow and patiently ever striving to come closer to the masters craftsmanship. Every violin I make a bit finer in craftsmanship and better in tone and playability. Antonio made the Messiah in 1716 at the age of 72. He started his apprenticeship in his teen years, so doing the math, I’ll won’t live long enough to gain the experience he acquired, however I due have a clear goal and example through his work

Violin Nicolo: trimming the purfling grove corners. I work with enlarged photos of Stradivarius’ Messiah which you can see in the background. The Messiah is the most pristine example of Antonio’s work. Passed pretty much un-played from Antonio’s Son Paolo, to Count Cozio Di Salabue to Luigi Tarisio, to Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, to W. E. Hill, and now on display at the Ashmolian Museum in Oxford. I work slow and patiently ever striving to come closer to the masters craftsmanship. Every violin I make a bit finer in craftsmanship and better in tone and playability. Antonio made the Messiah in 1716 at the age of 72. He started his apprenticeship in his teen years, so doing the math, I’ll won’t live long enough to gain the experience he acquired, however I due have a clear goal and example through his work

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Violin Nicolo: trimming the purfling grove corners. I work with enlarged photos of Stradivarius’ Messiah which you can see in the background. The Messiah is the most pristine example of Antonio’s work. Passed pretty much un-played from Antonio’s Son Paolo, to Count Cozio Di Salabue to Luigi Tarisio, to Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, to W. E. Hill, and now on display at the Ashmolian Museum in Oxford. I work slow and patiently ever striving to come closer to the masters craftsmanship. Every violin I make a bit finer in craftsmanship and better in tone and playability. Antonio made the Messiah in 1716 at the age of 72. He started his apprenticeship in his teen years, so doing the math, I’ll won’t live long enough to gain the experience he acquired, however I due have a clear goal and example through his work. .
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